|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1949|
Red River County
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 2006|
Joyce's obituary appeared in The Paris News, Paris, Texas, 13 Jul 2006, Page 6.
Joyce, the daughter of Maxie Lewis and Billie Jean Burns, died at age 56 in the Paris Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Funeral services were at First United Methodist Church in Bogata. The Rev. Don Shovan of Lone Star Methodist Church and the Rev. Christ Yost of First United Methodist Church in Bogata officiated. Burial was in the Bogata Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home.
According to Joyce's obituary, she was a graduate of Rivercrest High School. Joyce married Bill Buckman of Bogata on June 15, 1968.
Joyce's obituary goes on to state that she was an active member of the Methodist church in Bogata, Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), and a member of the Red Hat Society. The obit also says she was employed at Buckman Drug Inc. for many years.
The obituary tells much about Joyce's life. For over 20 years, Joyce traveled with her husband to International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association meets. Joyce served as Bill's timekeeper and spotter.
Joyce's obit says that she and Bill were known in cowboy circles as Miss Ann and Billy Boots. For the past seven years, Joyce and Bill enjoyed many good times attending the Cowboy Action Shooting competitions across the United States in their RV, nicknamed the Noon Stage.
In June 2006, Joyce received "the prestigious True Grit award at the End of Trail," at the world championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, which was held at Founders Ranch near, Edgewood, N.M. This award is a special one given by The Wild Bunch, the Board of Directors of SASS, only to those who meet adversity with a special show of courage.
According to the obituary, Joyce was preceded in death by her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Buckman.
The obituary lists the following survivors: Joyce's husband of 38 years, Bill; her parents; a brother-in-law, Earl Lynn Buckman of Dallas. Joyce's obituary also mentions the host of friends and her SASS family who will remember her for her vibrant spirit and for the example she set in facing her illness.
Maxie Lewis (1924 - ____)
Billie Burns Lewis (1929 - 2012)
Red River County
Created by: Pam
Record added: Mar 15, 2010
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